Posts Tagged: conversation practice

Who vs. Whom: Which is Correct?

Either as a relative pronoun or question word, whom is rarely used in conversation. Formal writing, yes, but ordinary conversation, no. With whom did you go to the movies? is correct but sounds like a police interrogation. Who did you go to the movies with? is technically incorrect but is the way we usually say it…. Read more »

Hike up Ragged Mountain

Writing about your experiences in a full immersion English course is a great way to help yourself remember the vocabulary you’ve learned. It also encourages you to start thinking in English, rather than translating words that are new for you into your native language. Last week, Daniela, human resources director for a software company in… Read more »

A New England Winter

Whether you want to try skiing, snowhoeing, or just drinking hot chocolate in a cozy cafe, Maine is a great place to experience an old-fashioned New England winter. Winter is also a great time of year to immerse yourself in English while improving your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Register now for an English immersion… Read more »

Online English Lessons: Virtual Class in Your Home or Office

If coming to Maine, USA, for an intensive English immersion course at Acadia Center does not fit into your schedule right now, how about signing up for online lessons in conversational or written English? An Acadia Center teacher will call you at your home or office and, in half-hour or hour lessons and using a screen-sharing… Read more »

Camden and Acadia Center Featured in El Pais

Ana Arasanz, a Madrid-based travel writer and editor for the web version of the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais, has posted a lively article based on her experiences during her two-week English immersion course at Acadia Center this summer.  Titled (translated into English) From Maine’s Lobster Festival: A Tour of the Rugged Coast of Maine from… Read more »

Visit Acadia Center’s YouTube Channel

Raising sail on the schooner Olad, playing tennis, snowshoeing in the Maine woods, skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl, performing our own special version of Men in Black, reciting a poem by the famous Camden poet Edna St. Vincent Millay — you can see clips of Acadia Center students up to all these tricks and more on… Read more »

Try an Online Lesson for Free

Since the launching of the new program last fall, our online English conversation lessons have become very popular. Convenient, affordable, and very effective, our online classes can help you improve the two skills that most English learners feel are their weakest points: speaking and comprehension. All you need is a telephone (landline, mobile, or internet phone)… Read more »

How to Learn Phrasal Verbs

Students of English often complain about the difficulty of learning phrasal verbs. Simply put, a phrasal verb is a combination of  a verb (an action word like look, take, set) and a preposition (a short connecting word like up, out, over) in which the preposition gives the verb a new meaning. In this sense, we can say that the meaning… Read more »

Great Food, Great Conversation

Fresh local seafood, fruit, and vegetables, delicious meat and pasta dishes, healthy salads and freshly baked whole grain breads, luxurious desserts — it’s all on the menu at Acadia Center. Sample lunch & dinner menu: Monday lunch: spinach and ricotta manicotta with garden salad dinner: steak with sauteed greens & rolls Tuesday lunch: chicken pot… Read more »